High Speed Corvette Crash in Castro Valley, CA
CASTRO VALLEY (CBS 5 / AP / BCN) – Two Castro Valley teens were killed early Tuesday when the speeding Corvette they were in smashed into a power pole and overturned, authorities said.
The Alameda County coroner’s bureau said 18-year-old Clark Wright and 17-year-old Sarah Streicher were pronounced dead at the scene after Wright lost control of the car and it ran off Dublin Canyon Road, just east of Eden Canyon Road, at 12:43 a.m.
The California Highway Patrol said it was investigating whether the horrific crash was caused by street racing.
CHP investigators indicated the 1997 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling at high speed when it skidded 300 feet, left the road and hit a chain-link fence and utility pole before overturning and coming to rest on its roof.
The impact of the crash splintered the car into several pieces, according to CHP Officer Steve Creel.
Authorities believe the Corvette had been racing another car in another direction on the road sometime before the crash, but investigators had not determined yet whether the Corvette was still racing at the time Wright lost control.
Creel said officers were still trying to locate the other car, a 2004 BMW M3, and determine if it had any involvement in the crash.